Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of meter enforcement?

In accordance with the recommendations of the Atlanta City Council Transportation Sub-Committee on Parking Enforcement, PARKatlanta implemented parking zones in September 2010. On-street parking is enforced according to the parking zone hours and days of enforcement. New signs were installed stating what type of parking zone is present. Please check street signs and meters for enforcement information. Parking meter enforcement times are established as follows:

Business/Government zone:

  • This is an area where parking is occupied by patrons of business or government offices with high need for turnover parking
  • Enforcement days are Monday through Saturday
  • Enforcement hours are 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Parking time limit is two hours

Mixed Use zone:

  • This is an area where buildings have multiple uses which include both residential and commercial but do not have onsite parking
  • Enforcement days are Monday through Friday
  • Enforcement hours are 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.
  • Parking time limit is three hours

School/University zone

  • This is an area where the majority of parking is occupied by attendees of post-secondary colleges and/or universities
  • Enforcement days are Monday through Saturday
  • Enforcement hours are 7 A.M. to 7 P.M.
  • Parking time limit is three hours

Entertainment/Restaurant/Hospital zones

  • This is an area where the majority of parking is occupied by patrons of theaters, museums, restaurants, other entertainment venues, and hospitals
  • Enforcement days are Monday through Saturday
  • Enforcement hours are 7 A.M. to 10 P.M.
  • Parking time limit is four hours

No metered on-street parking enforcement will occur on Sundays and City exempt holidays.

City Holidays include: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day / Day After, and Christmas Day. No payment to meters is required on these days.

Click below for a map of zone enforcement by area.


What should I do if a parking meter is broken?

If you park at a broken parking meter please call 1-888-266-1360 to report the broken meter. After calling in the broken parking meter time limits apply to parking (i.e. 1 or 2 hour parking limit).


Do people with disabilities have to pay meters?

Yes. However, certain spaces are designated for use only by persons with disabilities. Only vehicles displaying an official hang-tag or license plates may park in such spaces.


What do I do if my car is towed?

Call A Tow at 404-577-6566. Payments and other release arrangements must be made in person at A Tow Atlanta: 180 Harriet St, Atlanta, GA 30315 (24-hours per day, 7-days per week). Valid registration and insurance information will need to be presented at the time of a vehicle's release.


Who can I contact if I have questions?

Contact PARKatlanta at www.parkatlanta.org or 888-266-1360 (Representatives are available 8 am - 5 pm Eastern Time; Automated services are available 24 hours a day.).